Library

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can community members use the Selkirk College Library?
  2. How do I get a community library card?
  3. What material can I borrow from the Selkirk College Library and for how long?
  4. Can a community user request materials through interlibrary loan via the Selkirk College Library Catalogue?
  5. Can community members borrow laptops, iPads and other equipment?

Can community members use the Selkirk College Library?

The libraries at Selkirk College are accessible to all residents of the West Kootenay / Boundary Region. 

Researchers and visitors are welcome to visit any campus library to consult and make use of:

  • the print collection
  • the microform collection and our unique local archive that houses a robust collection of West Kootenay historical materials
  • research databases and other electronic resources (in-library access only)
  • computers
  • self-service copiers and printers

How do I get a community library card?

A current piece of ID with your West Kootenay / Boundary address on it is required to get a community borrower's card. There is no cost for the card and it can be obtained from the Castlegar or Nelson campus libraries.

What material can I borrow from the Selkirk College Library and for how long?

Community members may borrow books (as well as other print material) and DVDs from our general collection.

Print materials circulate for 14 days and may be renewed as long as they are not requested by another user.

DVDs circulate for 7 days.

Can a community user request materials through interlibrary loan via the Selkirk College Library Catalogue?

No. Please consult your local public library for interlibrary loan services.

**The Library's mission and first concern is to support the teaching and learning of Selkirk College students and faculty. We value the use of our libraries by local area residents and visitors; however, our services to community are limited so that we can give students the best service possible**

Can community members borrow laptops, iPads and other equipment?

No.

**The Library's mission and first concern is to support the teaching and learning of Selkirk College students and faculty. We value the use of our libraries by local area residents and visitors; however, our lending services to community are limited so that we can give students the best service possible**